One rebuttal on this weeks lecture
So I liked this weeks lecture, but the one thing I disagreed with was his disagreement with Facebook.
So Adrian explained how outrageous it is that we give all our details to Facebook for free and they get to do whatever they like with them. Yes, that is true, but really, that’s the price of entry of Facebook. You get a service that let’s you access a new way of socialising, for the small fee of your details. They don’t have to be real details either. I have a friend whose Facebook name is slurms Mckenzie. Yes, Facebook has your details if you put them there, but unless they decide to take over the world, then what’s the problem.
If the problem is the fact that everything you write will be stored online forever, then let it be. If we make a mistake online, we live with it. It’s applying things that we do in person into social networking. If you go to a job interview and they see that you’ve done a whole lot of crazy things because they went on your Facebook page, and they don’t hire you, well that’s fine. If they didn’t check your Facebook, you’d be lying to them potentially, depending on the situation.
While Facebook does hold everybody’s personal details, it’s also a record of the past, which is worth having. I don’t like to be negative of many things because I appreciate at least some aspect of everything.